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The Magic face one of the league’s best (but they’ll be without Kawhi Leonard)

NBA: Orlando Magic at Toronto Raptors Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Who: Orlando Magic (27-33) at Toronto Raptors (44-16)

When: Sunday at 3:30 p.m. EST

Where: Scotiabank Arena - Toronto, Canada

TV: Fox Sports Florida, NBA League Pass

Line: Raptors -7, Over/Under 217.5

Injuries: Orlando - Isaiah Briscoe (Out), Mo Bamba (Out), Markelle Fultz (Out); Toronto - Kawhi Leonard (Out), Fred VanVleet (Out)

Storyline: The Magic, coming off a disheartening loss to the Chicago Bulls that snapped Orlando’s five-game winning streak, catch a break when they play a Raptors team that has won seven straight and owns the league’s second best record. Kawhi Leonard won’t play for rest purposes. For the Magic, who sit 1.5 games behind the Hornets for the eighth spot in the East, it’s an opportunity that must be capitalized on.

Toronto Orlando
Offensive Rating: 112.5 (6th) Offensive Rating: 106.7 (23rd)
Defensive Rating: 107.8 (9th) Defensive Rating: 110.3 (15th)
Pace: 100.7 (14th) Pace: 98.7 (26th)
Projected Starters:
PG - Kyle Lowry PG - D.J. Augustin
SG - Danny Green SG - Evan Fournier
SF - TBD F - Jonathan Isaac
PF - Pascal Siakam F - Aaron Gordon
C - Serge Ibaka C - Nikola Vucevic

For some pregame reading material, read Aaron Goldstone’s analysis on the mistakes the Magic made against the Bulls that cost them a victory.

For some perspective from the other side, visit our friends in the Raptors community, Raptors HQ.

And as always, join the conversation below....